- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawyers will defend a key part of the state’s law banning polygamy when they appear next year before a federal appeals court in Denver.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday scheduled a Jan. 21 hearing in the case.

Utah is appealing a 2013 ruling that struck down a key part of Utah’s law, bringing the state in line with laws in other states.

Utah’s law was challenged by stars of the reality TV show “Sister Wives.”

A federal judge in 2013 overturned part of the law forbidding cohabitation, arguing it violated the polygamous family’s freedom of religion.

Bigamy — holding marriage licenses with multiple partners — remains illegal.

An attorney for Kody Brown, his legal wife and three “sister” wives says the family is prepared to take the legal fight to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.



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